The latest in military auto technology has arrived, or, as a better description, has rolled out into the battlefield. Indigen Armor, makers of armored vehicles known for their stout sturdiness, recently unveiled their latest masterpiece, the Non-Standard Tactical Truck, or NSTT, for short.
Described by Indigen Armor as an "ideal, lightweight alternative to heavy legacy vehicles," the armor-encased NSTT comes with four-wheel drive, scalable armor packages as well as a monster 6.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. These features make it an ideal vehicle to use in those high-hostility areas of conflict like urban streets, deserts, woodlands, jungles, and, if the situation calls for it, mountains and arctic terrains.
Indigen Armor left a lot of the specifications of the NSTT under wraps, only leaving us with this pretty cool video of the car being tested. That will probably be the only time we’d be psyched about getting into a car while an AK-47 tries to gun us down.
Press Release after the jump
Indigen Armor Unveils Extreme Off-Road Defense Vehicle
INDIAN LAND, SC - (May 4, 2010) - After nearly 7 years of relative obscurely manufacturing purpose-built armored vehicles for U.S. Special Operations groups, Defense Venture Group, through its subsidiary, Indigen Armor, has designed, engineered and manufactured a Non-Standard Tactical Truck (NSTT) for commercial release. Check out the video of company executives that sat in the vehicle while it was shot at with an AK-47 assault rifle. If it is good enough for our troops to ride in then it is good enough for the guys who made it to prove that it works.
The NSTT is an armored, 4-door, 4-wheel drive, turbo diesel pick-up truck. This truck is purpose-built, literally built from the ground up. The NSTT was designed to afford soldiers greater mobility in urban, desert, woodland, jungle, mountainous, and arctic terrain. The chassis, suspension, power train and armored occupant safety cell were engineered specifically to carry large payloads across rough landscape in denied areas.
The NSTT offers scalable armor packages to meet multiple threat levels. Its 6.0 turbo diesel engine runs on JP8 and other military diesel fuels. Internally transportable in an MH-47 helicopter, the NSTT can accommodate a variety of low-profile or overt tactical body styles. This allows the end user to change the vehicle’s profile.
An ideal, lightweight alternative to heavy legacy vehicles, the NSTT comfortably accommodates four operators with their combat gear, communications equipment, and C4ISR technology. It is perfect for special operations, defense, paramilitary and security organizations that require a reliable and robust off-road capability in high threat environments.